Chile Qualifies for Rugby World Cup for the First Time

Chile qualified for the Rugby World Cup for the first time after winning against the United States in a stunning 31-29 victory in Colorado on July 16.

Santiago Videla’s late penalty put Chile in front for the first time, securing the South American country’s spot in Pool D at the World Cup alongside England, Argentina, Japan, and Samoa.

“It really means so much… the sacrifices that this team has done, there were times when it seemed like it was uphill,” Chile captain Martín Sigren said.

The U.S. will compete in the final qualification tournament later this year to qualify for the World Cup in France.

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